Willard Washington Bean autobiography,|f1880-1978.

Willard Washington Bean autobiography,|f1880-1978.

Dates: 1880-1978

Softbound photocopy of a typewritten autobiography which includes a newsclipping from "The Church News." Willard W. Bean served the Mormon Church for 29 years and acquired many properties for the Mormon Church in New York State, including the Hill Cumorah.

  • Extent: 1 item (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bean, Willard Washington, 1868-1949
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1529
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Willard Washington Bean autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1529; Willard Washington Bean autobiography; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1529, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. Tony Zimmerman in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. Tony Zimmerman; 1979.
Subject Terms
Bean, Willard Washington, 1868-1949; Boxers (Sports)--United States--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Cumorah, Hill (N.Y.)--History--Sources; Gold mines and mining--Nevada--History--Sources; Goldfield (Nev.)--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Southern States--History; Mormon missionaries--Southern States; Mormons--Nevada--History; Mormons--New York (State)--History--Sources; Mormons--Southern States--History
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Bean (Willard Washington) autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
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Biographical History

Missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission and in Palmyra, New York. He won renown as a boxer and served as a deputy sheriff in Goldfield, Nevada during the gold rush (1904-1907).

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